Yukon Territory, Canada LGBT Laws

Adoption of Children Legislation/Cases/References
1. Territory

In 2002, Territory law did not permit same-sex couples or individuals to adopt children [R1.1].

R1.1 Associated Press: “Children’s Aid Society Seeks Gay Foster Parents” 24 OCT 02
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [GENDER IDENTITY]
1. Territory

On 13 June 2017, Yukon became the final part of Canada to enact explicit anti-discrimination protections for trans people into its Human Rights Code, when Bill 5 passed the third reading 15-3 and received royal assent. Bill 5 also amends the territory’s Vital Statistics Act to allow trans people to change their legal gender without undergoing gender-confirming surgery. In a first for Canada, the bill also allows a gender-neutral option on birth certificates, whose marker will be determined later [R1.2].

On 13 December 2016, it was reported that the incoming Liberal Party government that was elected on 07 November, had pledged to conduct a review of all of the territory’s ”legislation, policy and practice … to ensure the Yukon Government meets rules and social standards for LGBTQ non-discrimination” [R1.1].

R1.2 DailyXtra: Yukon passes trans-rights bill 14 JUN 17
R1.1 DailyXtra: Nunavut and Yukon to enact trans-rights bills 13 DEC 16
Gender Identity, Intersex,
Transgender, Transexual
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Legislation/Cases/References
1. Territory

On 13 June 2017, Yukon became the final part of Canada to enact explicit anti-discrimination protections for trans people into its Human Rights Code, when Bill 5 passed the third reading 15-3 and received royal assent. Bill 5 also amends the territory’s Vital Statistics Act to allow trans people to change their legal gender without undergoing gender-confirming surgery. In a first for Canada, the bill also allows a gender-neutral option on birth certificates, whose marker will be determined later [R1.2].

On 25 April 2017, the Government introduced Bill 5 to amend the Yukon Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on ”gender identity or gender expression” and to amend the Vital Statistics Act (2017) to allow a change of gender on a birth certificate without gender-confirming surgery. The revised act will also allow gender-neutral markers to be used on birth certificates [R1.1]

R1.2 DailyXtra: Yukon passes trans-rights bill 14 JUN 17
R1.1 DailyXtra: Yukon government introduces trans-rights bill 26 APR 17
Marriage Legislation/Cases/References
1. Federal

See: Federal – Marriage

2. Territory

In 2004, Territory law allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry [R2.1].

R2.1 CBCnews.ca: “Nova Scotia Legalizes Same-sex Marriages” 24 SEP 04